Karibu Kenya

Welcome to Kenya

I have fallen in love with Kenya. I have fallen in love with the people; the landscape; the culture; the food; the everything. 2 weeks was simply not enough and I already am so eager to get back as soon as I can.

I had varied expectations of the trip: I was nervous, excited and a bit uncertain of how it was going to be. I knew I’d love it, but I massively underestimated how big that love was going to end up being. If someone were to ask if I wanted to go back tomorrow, I would without even thinking.

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Facing Challenges

If you’re reading this from the UK, it roughly has been a week since the Beast from the East royally ruined us here. Honestly, it baffles me how whenever we get snow the country simply cannot cope. How those countries that live in snow half the year survive almost seems like some weird alternative universe. All of the shops in Cardiff were either closed or had nothing fresh in stock for days. Cars were left abandoned and my university was shut for the duration of the snow. It really does make me chuckle.

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Not So Body Confident

I’ve been feeling a bit disconnected with loving my body recently, and as I’ve talked in the past about the importance of body confidence I thought in the spirit of transparency I’d tell you when I don’t feel so confident. Loving your body is a journey and that means that some days things won’t be as full of rainbows as others – and that’s okay! It’s about embracing the process and learning from it!

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Give Personal Development A Try

If you’re new to my little space on the internet, first of all hello! But secondly, me talking about personal development is nothing new. I seem to spend my life somewhat absorbed by it; educating myself daily on what more I can do. Being *a bit* obsessed with personal development has brought me many a joke about how I’m “trying to fix the world with positive thoughts”, but to be honest, I don’t see how that’s a bad thing.

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My Not So Spend-Free February

As I mentioned before my Spend-Free February slightly changed in it’s concept about half way through the month. I started to resent myself for having to say no and felt that I was missing out on experiences with people rather than wasting my money on useless stuff. So, I decided to change what I was doing and make it my “Conscious Spending February” although I really do feel like this is something that will last a lot longer than February! Need to always be spending consciously!

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What’s Your Gift?

So first, a small life update.

If you’re in the UK you may have heard of the upcoming lecture strikes at universities over pension changes. Well, I am one of those students who will be affected as a result, so looks like I’m going to have some extra time on my hands over the coming weeks as most of my lectures/seminars are cancelled. One good thing about this is that I have been able to read. Like actually read books that aren’t for my degree.

I find I get a lot of my blog post inspiration when I’m reading. In fact some of my most favourite posts have been inspired by a book or author I’ve recently discovered. And today’s post is no different!

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